Kearny Mesa-based Cubic Corp. said on Dec. 2 that it received a $1.2 million contract to provide laser-based military training equipment to the Baltic country of Latvia.
Cubic (NYSE: CUB) said it will deliver its MILES (Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System) equipment to the Latvian army during 2015. The order includes soldier-worn and vehicle-mounted gear that can support the military-training equivalent of laser tag.
The order includes follow-on logistics support services. The U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation, based in Orlando, Fla., handled the foreign military sale.
Latvia last bought MILES equipment in 2008.
The country of 2 million people was included in the Soviet Union for most of the latter part of the 20th century. It is now a member of NATO and uses the Euro as its currency.
Cubic representatives are in Florida this week for another occasion. The company is exhibiting its technology at the large modeling, simulation and training conference in Orlando called I/ITSEC (short for Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference). On exhibit are Cubic training aids that take in neuroscience, video games and augmented reality. Augmented reality combines computer-generated images with real-life images.